Smart Clothing and Body Sensors

Connected Sports and Fitness Apparel, Smart Footwear, Fashion Apparel, Baby and Pregnancy Monitors, Heart Rate Monitors, Headbands, Posture Monitors, 3D Trackers, Wrist Devices, Movement Sensors, and Wearable Patches: Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Smart clothing and body sensors are in many ways the ultimate wearables, items that can be integrated into your life as garments, shoes, accessories, or sensor devices that can track or measure physiological or biometric attributes, or help you become “connected” in a more unique way. Smart clothing has been developing a wider ecosystem with more players entering the market and more organizations forming to nurture this nascent industry. There is growing product variety with hats, gloves, shoes, jeans, and accessories entering the smart clothing space. Sports apparel and footwear continue to lead the charge into smart clothing with sensor-infused shirts, shorts, undergarments and socks that provide more in-depth biometric data than has previously been available in smart watches and fitness bands. Meanwhile, the body sensor market is experiencing an explosion in potential use cases, mainly in the medical and sports fields. Professional sports teams continue to adopt the technology, and body sensors continue to be used in clinical trials. Pharmaceutical companies are using sensors and wearable patches to get a more constant stream of data quickly.

The market for smart clothing and body sensors is still in the beginning stages, but moving in a positive direction, albeit at a slow pace over the next year or two. The body sensor market is expected to be larger in the long run due to a wider variety of device types and use cases. Healthcare is expected to be one of the biggest drivers of the body sensor market, particularly connected wearable patches. Smart fashion apparel is still limited to the high end of the market and will require the support of mainstream fashion brands to gain momentum in the mass consumer market.  Tractica forecasts that smart clothing shipments will grow from 1.7 million units in 2016 to 26.9 million units by 2022.  Body sensor shipments will increase from 2.4 million units in 2016 to 92.1 million in 2022.

This Tractica report examines the market opportunities for smart clothing and body sensors including a detailed analysis of market drivers and challenges, market issues and use cases, and technology issues.  The study provides global unit shipment and revenue forecasts through 2022, segmented by device category, application market, connectivity technology, and world region.  More than 25 smart clothing and body sensor companies are profiled in depth and the report also includes strategic recommendations for current industry participants, as well as those who are looking to enter the market.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What are potential new areas of growth for smart clothing and body sensors?
  • What are the key constraints for smart clothing and body sensors that could inhibit adoption?
  • What is driving the current surge of interest in smart clothing and body sensors?
  • What are the main technology challenges to overcome before the market can achieve mainstream adoption?
  • What are the requirements for smart clothing and body sensors to become successful wearable device categories?
  • What is the size of the market opportunity for smart clothing and body sensors, and how does this vary by application market and world region?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Wearable device vendors
  • Smart clothing companies
  • Body sensor vendors
  • Clothing and apparel companies
  • Smart textile manufacturers
  • Biometric technology companies
  • Electronic and sensor component vendors
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Introduction
      1. Smart Clothing
      2. Body Sensors
    2. Market Drivers
    3. Market Barriers
    4. Market Forecast
  2. Market Issues
    1. Definitions
    2. Market Drivers
      1. Increased Number of Fitness Enthusiasts Will Fuel Demand for Smart Clothing
      2. Professional Sports Leagues Tapping into Body Sensor Wearables
      3. Smartphone as a Health and Fitness Hub
      4. Use of Body Sensors in Clinical Trials and Remote Monitoring
      5. Move toward Disease Prevention
      6. Opening up of Technology
      7. Comfortable Fabric-Based Sensors Are a Reality
      8. Uniforms Represent an Untapped Market for Smart Clothing
      9. Smart Textiles as a Mobile User Interface
    3. Market Barriers
      1. Lack of Use Case for Mass Consumer Market
      2. Lack of Supply Chain and Distribution Channel
      3. Limitations around Body Sensor Wearability
      4. Data Deluge and Integration
      5. Smart Clothing and Body Sensors Need a Stickiness Factor
      6. Textiles and Electronics Industries Need Better Coordination
      7. Smart Clothing for Fashion Is Limited to the High End
      8. Privacy and Security Concerns
    4. Key Application Markets and Use Cases
      1. Sports Use Cases
        1. Injury Prevention
        2. Talent Scouting
        3. Coaching
        4. Fatigue Monitoring/Recovery
      2. Consumer Use Cases
        1. Gaming and Virtual Reality
        2. Light-Emitting Diode-Based Safety Products
        3. Outdoor Enthusiast Garments
        4. General Health and Wellness
        5. Assistance for Visual/Hearing Impaired
        6. Marketing/Receipt of Offers
      3. Healthcare Use Cases
        1. Monitoring
        2. Cardiac Care
        3. Disease Indicators
        4. Disease Management
        5. Prevention of Body Sores/Pressure Ulcers
        6. Rehabilitation
        7. Medication Adherence
        8. Fall Prevention
      4. Industrial Use Cases
        1. Impact Avoidance
        2. Electrocution Avoidance
        3. Fatigue Management
        4. Posture/Lift Management
      5. Enterprise Use Cases
        1. Authentication
        2. Posture Monitoring
        3. Stress Reduction
      6. Military and Safety Use Cases
        1. Concussion Detection
        2. Exposure to Dangerous Substances
        3. Measurement of Core Body Temperature
      7. Regulatory Issues
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Sensor Types
    2. Sensor Accuracy
    3. Smart Textiles
      1. Manufacturing Processes
      2. Materials
    4. Smart Clothing Bluetooth Hub
    5. Battery Issues
    6. Antenna Technology
  4. Key Industry Players
    1. Athlete Intelligence (Cue Sport Sensors)
    2. Athos (Mad Apparel)
    3. BeBop Sensors
    4. Catapult Sports
    5. Clothing+ (Powered by Jabil)
    6. CuteCircuit
    7. Empatica
    8. Google (Project Jacquard)
    9. Hexoskin (Carré Technologies)
    10. Human Condition Safety
    11. InteraXon (Muse)
    12. Lumo Bodytech
    13. MonDevices (MonBaby)
    14. Moov
    15. Myontec
    16. OMsignal
    17. Orpyx Medical Technologies
    18. Owlet (Baby Care)
    19. Polar
    20. Sensoria
    21. SmartCap
    22. Smartlife
    23. Under Armour
    24. Valencell
    25. WHOOP
    26. Zephyr Performance Systems (Part of Medtronic)
    27. Wearable Patch Companies
      1. Gentag
      2. VitalConnect
  5. Market Forecasts
    1. Smart Clothing
      1. Regional Markets
      2. Application Markets
      3. Clothing Type
      4. Connectivity Technologies
    2. Body Sensors
      1. Regional Markets
      2. Application Markets
      3. Body Sensor Device Types
      4. Connectivity Technologies
    3. Conclusions and Strategic Recommendations
      1. Conclusions
      2. Strategic Recommendations
  6. Company Directory
  7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  8. Table of Contents
  9. Table of Charts and Figures
  10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Charts
  • Smart Clothing and Body Sensor Unit Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing and Body Sensor Device Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Unit Shipments by Application Market, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Revenue by Application Market, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Unit Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Unit Shipments by Connectivity Technology, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Device Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Unit Shipments by Application Market, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Device Revenue by Application Market, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Revenue by Device Type, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Unit Shipments by Connectivity Technology, World Markets: 2016-2022
Figures
  • Smartlife Seamless Shirt
  • Rochambeau BRIGHT BMBR Jacket
  • The Adrenaline Dress, Developed by Chromat, Using Intel’s Curie Computing Module
  • Samsung NFC Smart Suit
  • PIVOT by TuringSense
  • Examples of Smart Clothing and Body Sensors used by Professional Athletes
  • Smart Shoes from Digitsole, Under Armour, Sensoria/Vivobarefoot, and Nike
  • Examples of Consumer Smart Clothing and Body Sensor Products
  • Wearable Defibrillator
  • Identification of Workers at Risk
  • Construction of Electronic Yarn
  • Sensoria Anklet
  • Prototype of Spiral Antenna Integration into a Shirt
  • Athlete Intelligence Products
  • Athos Connected App Showing Muscle Usage
  • Graphene Dress
  • Empatica Products
  • Google Jacquard Jacket
  • Muse Headband
  • Lumo Run and Lumo Lift
  • OMsignal Products
  • Orpyx SurroSense Rx and LogR Solution
  • Owlet Smart Sock and App
  • Polar Team Pro Shirt
  • Sensoria Sock 2.0
  • SmartCap LifeBand
  • Under Armour Gemini2, Velociti, Europa
  • WHOOP Elite System
  • Zephyr BioModule and Loose Fit Shirt
  • VitalConnect Wearable Patch
Tables
  • Smart Clothing and Body Sensor Unit Shipments, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing and Body Sensor Device Revenue, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Unit Shipments by Application Market, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Revenue by Application Market, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Unit Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Smart Clothing Unit Shipments by Connectivity Technology, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Device Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Unit Shipments by Application Market, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Device Revenue by Application Market, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Revenue by Device Type, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Body Sensor Unit Shipments by Connectivity Technology, World Markets: 2016-2022
  • Examples of Sensors
  • Industry Groups/Universities
  • Additional Industry Participants